Newcomer Tom Taylor (“Legends,” “Doctor Foster”) has won an international search to for a key role in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower”.
Taylor will play Jake Chambers, a son-like figure to the hero of the piece – Roland Deschain, the Gunslinger (Idris Elba). The character is a young blond boy with keen survival instincts who becomes a part of Roland’s second Ka-tet.
Taylor joins a cast that also includes Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black. Nikolaj Arcel helms the project which is being produced by Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins.